A senior who is being called on to help anchor an inexperienced Tech defense ... Will be a full-time starter for the first time, but is not a newcomer when it comes to handling a challenge ... Answered the call when starting mike linebacker Vince Hall was injured against Clemson ... Started four straight games, leading the defense in points in two of those contests ... Plays a physical brand of football ... Has become a complete linebacker ... Possesses a nose for the ball and has really improved his coverage abilities away from the line of scrimmage ... Also contributes as a starter on the extra point and field goal block teams ... Will be a key performer for the Hokies this fall. 2007: Contributed 43 tackles, including 3.5 sacks ... Also had seven quarterback hurries and an interception ... Logged 10 plays on special teams in the opener ... Played nine downs at linebacker at LSU, contributing a tackle ... Played six downs on defense at mike linebacker against Ohio ... Was in on two sacks against William & Mary ... Played 55 downs, contributing seven tackles and four QB hurries ... Had a tackle inside the opponent's 20-yard line on a kickoff at Clemson ... Started for the injured Vince Hall at Duke ... Led the team with 11 tackles, including three for loss, and made his first interception, earning ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors ... Remained in the starting lineup for the BC game ... Was in on six tackles ... Posted eight tackles, including a sack, against Georgia Tech ... Contributed five tackles as the starter in the FSU game ... Had a tackle and recovered a fumble on special teams at Virginia ... Graded 90 percent or better on two special team units during the win over BC in the ACC Championship game ... Finished the season with 43 total tackles ... Had seven QB hurries, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble ... Posted five tackles, including one for a loss, during one of the team's spring scrimmages ... Added four tackles in the Maroon-White game ... Earned the Coaches Award as the defensive player who had an exceptional spring. 2006: Played in three games before sustaining a foot injury that kept him out the rest of the season ... Was granted a medical redshirt ... Had 10 tackles before he was injured ... Returned to action in the spring ... Posted four tackles and a sack in the first spring scrimmage. 2005: Contributed at mike linebacker and on special teams ... Had a total of 14 tackles, including one behind the line ... Posted three tackles, including a TFL, at Duke ... Collected two tackles in the win over Georgia Tech ... Helped on four tackles while playing 25 downs against Marshall ... Picked up a tackle on coverage while playing 10 special team plays against BC ... Got limited time at linebacker versus Virginia and contributed a tackle ... Registered a special team tackle in the UNC game ... Had a tackle against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... His 3.93 time in the NFL shuttle during spring testing was the best among the inside linebackers ... Posted five tackles in the first spring scrimmage ... Added six tackles, a sack and a pass break up in the second srimmage ... Was in on two tackles in the Maroon-White game. 2004: Played in 12 games, registering seven tackles ... Played 72 snaps on special teams ... Saw his first collegiate action in the opener against USC, playing four snaps on special teams ... Saw his first action of the season on defense against Maryland ... Posted a 500-pound back squat, a 321-pound power clean and a 31-inch vertical jump in spring testing. 2003: Entered school in January ... Posted a 500-pound back squat during off-season testing ... Collected a pair of tackles during the 2004 Maroon-White game. High School: Was a 2002 AAA second-team all-state selection by The Associated Press at the linebacker spot for Coach Mike Skinner at Centreville ... Registered a school-record 149 tackles as a senior ... Added four sacks, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a blocked punt ... Posted 23 tackles in a game against Chantilly for another school record ... Selected to the second-team All-Metro team picked by The Washington Post ... Earned first-team all-district and all-region honors ... Voted team MVP ... Named a 2002 honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar as a linebacker ... Named to the 2002 All-Times first-team defensive squad ... Named a first-team All-ACC Area linebacker by the preseason G&W Recruiting Report ... The No. 19 prospect in Virginia as ranked by SuperPrep magazine ... Ranked the No. 17 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Ranked the No. 56 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Picked as the No. 19 player in Virginia during the preseason by SuperPrep ... His 250 tackles during his junior and senior seasons were a school mark for a two-year period ... Blocked a punt for a touchdown and led the district in sacks with eight his junior year ... Helped the team to a state Group AAA title in 2000 and a 31-5 record during his career. Personal: Brett Paul Warren ... Born 3/7/85 in Huntington Beach, CA ... Son of Don and Irene Warren ... His father, Don, played 14 seasons with the Washington Redskins ... Brother of current Tech center Beau and former Hokie linebacker Blake Warren ... Earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and is currently enrolled in graduate school.